7 Reasons to Work with a REALTOR®
REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.
WHAT OUR CODE OF ETHICS MEANS TO YOU
When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor® Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It guides Realtors and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.
Using a REALTOR to Sell Your Home
All real estate professionals are not created equal. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® estimates that over 2 million people hold real estate licenses in the United States, but only about 1 million of them have earned the REALTOR® distinction. Through membership in their national, state and local REALTOR® associations, REALTORS® gain numerous opportunities to enhance their educational and professional development. They also are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
California REALTORS® call on HUD to reinstate FHA insurance cut. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will indefinitely suspend a recently announced cut in its annual mortgage insurance premium.
Buying a Home
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions - both financially and emotionally - you will make in your lifetime. If you're a first-time buyer, you're probably thrilled about making the jump from apartment renting to owning your own house. While you're excited, however, you also may be a bit overwhelmed by the procedures involved. Relocating or move-up buyers have the advantage of past experience, but still might need a refresher course on the intricacies of the process.
Selling a Home
Perhaps you need to sell your home and relocate because you're changing jobs. Or, maybe you need a larger home to accommodate a growing family or a smaller home since your children have moved out on their own. There are myriad reasons why people sell their homes, but no matter the circumstances, it's in your best interest to approach the transaction armed with information and assisted by the expertise of a REALTOR®.